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satem

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adjective sa·tem \ˈsä-təm\

Definition of satem

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting an Indo-European language group in which the palatal stops became in prehistoric times palatal or alveolar fricatives — compare centum



Origin and Etymology of satem

Avestan satəm hundred; from the fact that its initial sound (derived from an alveolar fricative) is the representative of an Indo-European palatal stop — more at hundred


First Known Use: 1901

Rhymes with satem


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